Agencies Clashed on Classification of Clinton Email, Inquiry Shows


Patrick F. Kennedy, a senior State Department official, during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing last month. Mr. Kennedy was part of a long-running battle between the State Department and the intelligence agencies over Hillary Clinton’s emails.

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WASHINGTON — Documents released Monday in the Hillary Clinton email investigation show intense disagreement last year between the State Department and the F.B.I. over whether some of Mrs. Clinton’s emails should be considered classified, including a discussion of a possible “quid pro quo” to settle one dispute.

The new batch of documents indicated that in one particular…

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